Register of the Yves Jean Antoine Noël Godard Papers, 1929-1974

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Register of the Yves Jean Antoine Noël Godard Papers, 1929-1974

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Harold P. Anderson
Date Completed:
1976
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Yves Jean Antoine Noël Godard Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1929-1974
Collection number: 76073
Creator: Godard, Yves Jean Antoine Noël, 1911-1975
Collection Size: 13 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 envelope (6.9 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, messages, reports, dossiers, maps, photographs, clippings, and speeches and writings, relating to military and resistance operations during World War II, military operations during the Indochinese War, and military, police, and terrorist activities during the Algerian independence struggle. Includes records of the Armee secr`ete de Haute-Savoie.
Language: French.

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976.

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Access Points

Armee secr`ete de Haute-Savoie.
France. Armee--Officers.
Organisation Armee secr`ete.
Indochinese War, 1946-1954.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--France.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
Africa.
Algeria.
Algeria--History--Revolution, 1954-1962.
France.
Haute-Savoie (France)

Biographical Note

1911, December 21 Born, Saint Maixent, France
1929 Baccalaureat, Faculte des Sciences, Universite de Strasbourg
1932 Graduated from the Ecola Speciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (military academy); sous-lieutenant, 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins (Alpine Infantry)
1937 Champion de France militaire de ski (military ski champion)
1939 Member, French military mission to Poland
1940 Captain; captured by German forces, June 16, at Maizieres, France
1940-1944 Prisonner of war (Oflag 10, Montwy, Poland); escaped to France via Germany disguised as a Spanish laborer
1944 Battalion chief, 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins; commander of the Armee Secrete de Haute-Savoie (Secret Army of Resistance Fighters of Haute-Savoie)
1945-1948 Occupation duty in Austria
1948-1952 Commander of the 11th Bataillon de Choc (Special Forces)
1952-1955 Duty in Indochina; commander of the Groupement Mobile Nord of the Forces Terrestres du Laos (combined French and Laotian forces); attempted to relieve the siege of Dien Bien Phu; lieutenant colonel
1955-1957 Adjutant to General Massu, commander of the 10th Division Parachutiste (Paratroop Division); commander of the Algiers-Sahel military sector; active role in the "Battle of Algiers"; colonel
1958-1960 Directeur general de la Surete Nationale en Algerie (director of police)
1960-1961 Adjutant in the subdivision of Nevers, France
1961 Participant in the April putsch in Algeria; condemned to death in absentia
1961-1962 Organizer and chief of intelligence of the O.A.S. (Organisation Armee Secrete) on Algeria
1965-1975 Manufacturer, Papignies, Belgium
1972 Author, Les Paras dans la ville (Paratroops in the City), vol. I of Les Trois Batailles d'Alger (The Three Battles of Algiers) (Paris: Librairie Artheme Fayard)
1975, March 3 Died, Lessines, Belgium

Series Description

Box 1

MILITARY CAREER MEMORABILIA, 1930-1948

Additional Note

Correspondence, orders, diplomas, certificates, military newspapers, postcards, song sheets, news clippings, maps, invitations, menus, notes, memoranda, reports, and other printed matter and memorabilia, assembled in scrapbook fashion by Godard during his career in the 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins (Battalion of Alpine Infantry) and the Armee Secrete de Haute-Savoie (Secret Army of Resistance Fighters of Haute-Savoie). Arranged chronologically by year with selected citations to material in which Godard figures prominently.
Boxes 1-2

ARCHIVES OF THE ARMEE SECRETE DE HAUTE-SAVOIE (FORCES FRANCAISES DE L'INTERIEUR), 1944-1946

Additional Note

Orders, messages, memoranda, reports, histories, maps, personnel records, and financial correspondence related to the activities of the Secret Army of Resistance Fighters of Haute-Savoie (French forces of the Interior) in the Alpine departments of France during the Resistance. Arranged as listed by subseries.
Box 2

INDOCHINA FILE, 1953-1974

Additional Note

Reports, orders, messages, maps, balance sheets, news clippings, aerial reconnaissance photos, and a speech and writing related to the activities of French military forces (Forces Terrestres du Laos/Groupement Mobile Nord) in Laos and Tonkin (Vietnam), 1953-1954. Arranged alphabetically by subseries.
Boxes 3-13

ALGERIA AND FRANCE, 1954-1973

Additional Note

Chronologies, conference papers, correspondence, orders, messages, reports, dossiers, maps, news clippings, government news journals, newsletters, writings, and miscellaneous notes ephemera, and printed matter dealing with the Algerian independence struggle with France, and in particular with the activities of French military and police forces, the F.L.N. (Front de Liberation Nationale/National Liberation Front), and the O.A.S. (Organisation Armee Secrete/Secret Army Organization), written and collected by Godard in his role as an army officer, police official, member of the O.A.S., and interested party. Arranged alphabetically by subseries.
On shelf

OVERSIZE MATERIAL

Additional Note

One item listed under appropriate heading in container list and shelved at end of collection.
 

AUDIO-VISUAL

Additional Note

See photo file card index.

Container List

 

MILITARY CAREER MEMORABILIA, 1930-1948

Box 1

1930

 

1931

 

1932

 

1933

 

1934

 

1937

 

1938

 

1939

 

1940

 

General

 

"Rapport sur les operations auxquelles le 27e B.C.A. a participe du 2 septembre 1939 a l'armistice" (Report on military operations in which the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry participated from September 2, 1939 until the Armistice), c. October 1940. Typewritten. 13 pages

 

Mazaud, Chef de Bataillon. "Quelques faits d'armes du 27e B.C.A. du 5 au 8 juin 1940 (Exploits of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry, June 5-8, 1940), c 1940. Typewritten. 8 pages

 

1941

 

General

 

Proposition pour la Croix de Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur en faveur de Capitaine Godard (Yves) du 27eme B.C.A. (Recommendation for the Knight's Cross of the Legion of Honor for Captain Yves Godard of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry), submitted by Battalion Chief Mazaud, Aix-en-Province, September 20, 1941

 

Mazaud, Lieutenant-Colonel. Les Diables Bleus du 27me B.C.A. dans la Campagne de France 1939-1940 (The Blue Devils of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry during the Battle of France, 1939-1940). Printed. 142 pages

 

1944

 

General

 

Piat, Phillipe. "Evasion - Mars 1944" (Escape from Poland! March 1944). Typewritten (carbon copy). 6 pages.

 

Koenig, Phillipe. "Recit de notre evasion d'un oflag de Pologne" (Our Escape from Prison Camp in Poland). Typewritten (carbon copy). 9 pages

 

1945

 

1946

 

1947

 

1948

 

Godard, Yves. "Le 27e B.C.A. Bataillon d'Annecy et de la Haute-Savoie," in Plaquette editee par le Comite des Fetes d'Annecy en honneur du retour du 27e B.C.A. (Booklet compiled by the Festivities Committee of Annecy in honor of the return of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry from occupation duty in Austria), 1948. Printed. 2 pages

 

Undated

 

General

 

Etat nominatif des officiers, sous-officiers, caporaux et chasseurs de la C.C. (List of the members of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry), c. 1945-1948

 

Godard, Yves. "Le 27e Bataillon de Chaseurs Alpins et la Resistance en Haute-Savoie, 1940-1944" (The 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry and the Resistance Movement in Haute-Savoie), c. 1946-1948. Typewritten (carbon copy). 7 pages

 

ARCHIVES OF THE ARMEE SECRETE DE HAUTE-SAVOIE (FORCES FRANCAISES DE L'INTERIEUR), 1944-1946

Box 1

Orders, messages, and mission reports

 

Organization and mobilization plans, June-July, 1944

 

Parachute drop operation on the Plateau de Glieres, August 1, 1944

 

Organizational plans and intelligence reports, August 6-13, 1944

 

Operation and individual mission orders of the A.S. (Armee Secrete) and the F.T.P. (Francs-Tireurs et Partisans de France), August 12, 1944

 

Liberation of the Departement de Haute-Savoie and surrounding areas

 

August 12-19, 1944

 

August 19-September 9, 1944

Box 2

Summary reports and notes

 

General

 

"Essai de synthese sur les operations des F.F.I. de Haute-Savoie en Haute-Savoie et en Savoie du 14 au 31 aout 1944" (Essay on the operations of the French Forces of the Interior of Haute-Savoie in Haute-Savoie and Savoie, August 14-31, 1944), prepared by Lieutenant Garolet on the basis of reports by unit and sector commanders, c. Setember 1944-1945. Typewritten. 18 pages with map

 

Godard, Yves

 

"Rapport succint du Chef de Bataillon Godard, commandant le 27e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins, sur le role du Bataillon dans la resistance de Haute-Savoie" (Report on the Activities of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry in the Resistance), January 22, 1945. Typewritten. 3 pages

 

"Notice historique du 27e B.C.A. pendant la periode du 27 novembre 1942 au 30 novembre 1944" (Brief History of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry from November 27, 1942 to November 30, 1944), March 5, 1945. Typewritten (carbon copy). 4 pages

 

Personnel records

 

Lists of members of the Armee Secrete, lost, killed, or wounded (perts - tues - blesses), 1944

 

Recommendations for promotions (avancement et nominations), 1944

 

Recommendations for awards, citations, and medals, 1944-1945

 

Recommendtions for medals (posthumous), 1944-1945

 

Letters of verification (certificats et attestations) of military service, aid to the Armee Secrete, wounds, and deaths, 1944-1946

 

Miscellaneous

 

Miscellaneous correspondence related to the finances of the Armee Secrete, 1944-1946

 

INDOCHINA FILE, 1953-1974

Box 2

Aerial reconnaissance photos (see Photo File)

 

Map (annotated)

 

News clippings, French-language press, 1954

 

Reports on French military operations in Laos and Tonkin (Vietnam), 1954

 

"Operation Dampierre," report by Lieutenant-Colonel Godard on the conduct of the 1st Bataillon Parachutistes Laotiens (Laotian Paratroop Battalion), October 15, 1953. Typewritten (carbon copy). 7 pages

 

"Operation Drome," report by Lieutenant-Colonel Godard on operations against enemy rebels in Laos, December 1953-February 1954. Typewritten (carbon copy). 10 pages

 

"Operation Condor/Albatros (8 avril-24 mai 1954): Compte rendu d'operation du Groupement Mobile Nord" (Operation "Condor/Albatros" April 8-May 24, 1954: An Account of the Activities of the North Mobile Group of the Land Forces of Laos (Forces Terrestres du Laos) in its attempt to lift the siege of Dien Bien Phu), report prepared by Lieutenant Colonel Godard, commandant of the Groupement Mobile Nord, June 1954. Typewritten (carbon copy). 31 pages. Accompanied by orders, messages, maps, and supplementary reports on communications, casualties, and provisions, arranged and numbered by Godard.

 

"Compte d'emploi des fonds remis au Lt-Colonel Godard commandant le Groupement Operationnel du 24-11-53 au 20-7-54" (Balance Sheet of Funds used by Godard in Operations "Ardeche," "Drome," "Chateauneuf," "Condor," "Albatros," and "Bassac," carried out from November 1953 to July 1954), July 28, 1954. Typewritten (carbon copy), 4 pages

 

Battle of Koung Rip, May 9, 1954, summary reports and diagrams sent to Godard, May-July, 1954

 

Speeches and writings of Yves Godard

 

Address on experiences in Indochina prepared for a conference of the Rotary Club d'Ath, Ath, Belgium, March 5, 1974. Holograph notes; 13 pages. Annotated offprint of prologue from Godard's Les Paras dans la Ville; 35 pages

 

Miscellaneous orders and messages

 

ALGERIA AND FRANCE, 1954-1973

Box 3

Chronologies, 1956-1973

 

Conference papers on Algerian affairs prepared by the Corps des Officiers des Affaires Militaires Musulmanes, c. 1954-1955

 

Bretaudeau, Lieutenant. "Geographie de l'Algerie" (Geography of Algeria)

 

Girard-Reydet, Capitaine. "Histoire de l'Algerie jusqu'a 1830" (History of Algeria to 1830).

 

Reynaud, Lieutenant. "L'Algerie de 1830 a 1947" (Algeria from 1830 to 1947).

 

Bouras, Capitaine. "Les Genres de vie en Algeie" (The Modes of Life in Algeria).

 

Pruvot, Capitaine. "Les Institutions Sociales" (Social Institutions)

 

Ciavaldini, Capitaine. "L'Islam" (Islam)

 

Petit, Commandant. "La Femme Musulmane" (The Female Muslim) and "Les Confreries Religieuses" (Religious Fraternities).

 

Corbel, Capitaine. "Le Statut de l'Algerie" (Algerian Law)

 

Sigwarth, Capitaine. "Realisations dans le domaine economique" (Economic Accomplishments)

 

Salleras, Capitaine. "Les Realisations Sociales en Algerie (Social Accomplishments).

 

Guinebault, Capitaine. "La Justice" (Justice)

 

Lesourd, Capitaine Michel. "Immigration en Metropole" (Immigration to Metropolitan France)

 

Correspondence, 1954-1973

 

Documents and dossiers on terrorism and counterterrorism, c. 1955-1959

 

Reports on French military operations, 1956-1958

 

General

 

"Operation 962," south of Guelma, March 1956

 

"Operation 837," Nord-Constantinois, April 30-May 4, 1956

 

"Operation Djedida," Nementchas, June 9-13, 1956

 

"Contre-Terrorisme Alger" (Anti-terrorism campaign in Algiers), January-March 1957

 

"Operation Agounennda," Massif blideen, May 23-26, 1957

 

"Contre-Terrorisme Alger" (Anti-terrorism campaign in Algiers), July-August 1957

 

"Reseau Militants 'District'" (Case study of a "district" on the F.L.N. organization in Algiers), c. 1957

 

"Documents extraits des archives du Secteur Alger-Sahel destines a eclairer l'opinion sur le vrai visage de l'action repressive et sur les objectifs, les moyens et les methodes de la rebellion" (Documents from tne Records of the Algiers-Sahel Military Sector, selected to clarify opinion about the repression of terrorism and the objectives, the means and the methods utilized by the terrorists), prepared by Colonel Godard, adjoint au General Commandant la 10e D.P. (Paratroop Division) et Commandant le Secteur Alger-Sahel, Algiers, May 1, 1958. Mimeograph. 28 pages

 

Dossiers

 

General

 

Ali La Pointe (Ammar Ali)

 

Armee de Liberation Nationale (A.L.N.)

 

Audin, Maurice

 

Benhamida, Abderrahmane ("Salim"; "El Khiam")

 

Bouhired, Djamila

 

Front de Liberation Nationale (F.L.N.)

 

Tillion, Germaine

Box 4

Maps of North Africa, Algeria, Algiers, Oran, Constantine, etc. (annotated), c. 1954-1962. Schematic plan of Algiers (annotated)

(see also: Oversize Material No. 1)

Box 5

News clippings, Algerian and French newspapers, journals, and magazines, c. 1955-1974

 

General - Recueil des Journaux d'Algerie, 1954-1962. Collection of news clippings from Algerian newspapers reproduced in two bound volumes (annotated)

Box 6

1955

 

1957

 

1958

 

General

 

Larteguy, Jean. "Le Chef F.L.N. Yacef Saadi avait pris pour adjoint un colonel parachutiste" (The Head of the F.L.N., Yacef Saadi, mistook a French colonel for his cohort), Paris-Press L'Intransigeant, April 8, 1958. News clip and original typewritten draft (carbon copy) signed by Larteguy.

 

L'Echo d'Alger, June 5, 1958. Complete edition with headline "De Gaulle aux Algerois: 'Je vous ai sompris'" (De Gaulle to the Algerians: "I have understood you")

 

1959

 

1960-1961

 

General

 

Proces de Barricades (Barricades Week Trial)

Box 7

1962-1963

 

General

 

Susini, Jean-Jacques. "Nous l'O.A.S.," Minute, October-November, 1963. Eight installments

 

1970

 

1971

 

1972

 

1974

 

Proces de Jean-Jacques Susini (Trial of Susini)

 

Undated

Box 8

News journal (government) - Delegation General du Gouvernement en Algerie. La Semaine en Algerie: Miroir de l'Algerie Francaise (The Week in Algeria: Mirror of French Algeria), nos. 22-35, 37-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-69, December 15, 1958-January 31, 1960

Box 9

Newsletters, privately circulated by exiles form Algeria, 1962-1963

 

Nouvelles d'Algerie (November 15-30, 1962)

 

Nouvelles d'Algerie (December 1-15, 1962)

 

Nouvelles d'Algerie (December 15, 1962-January 15, 1963)

 

Nouvelles d'Algerie (January 15-February 1, 1963)

 

Nouvelles d'Algerie (February 1963)

 

Verites sur l'Algerie (March 1963)

 

Verites sur l'Algerie (April 1963)

 

Cahiers Algeriens (May 1963)

 

Cahiers Algeriens (June-July 1963)

 

Untitled draft, possibly by Godard (c. August 1963)

 

Reports on the Operations of the Compagnie de Recherches et d'Exploration de Petrole au Sahara, prepared for the inspection trip of General De Gaulle, December 5, 1958

 

Writings and notes of Yves Godard

 

"'Allo Carreras, ici Godard': Reflextions sur L'Accord FLN-OAS de Fernand Carreras (1967)" ("Hello Carreras, Godard Here": Thoughts on Fernand Carreras' L'Accord FLN-OAS), c. 1976. Typewritten draft and carbon copy, each with holograph corrections; each 26 pages. Holograph notes; 46 pages. Holograph chronology for May-June 1962; 14 pages

 

"Barricades-24 janvier 1960," undated. Typewritten and holograph manuscript draft on Barricades Week (January 24-29, 1960) in Algiers; 201 pages in note binder

Box 10

Card indexes

 

Chronological file, c. 1954-1962

 

Events and incidents file (evenements), c. 1956-1957

 

Alphabetical file (collectivites), 1954-1958

 

Personalities file (fichier individual), c. 1954-1958

Box 11

"Fichier 1960," undated. Holograph notes on individuals and organizations involved in events in Algeria, 1954-1960; 56 pages in note binder

 

Notes and clippings on Algerian domestic and foreign affairs, 1964-1965. Holograph; 229 pages

 

Notes and clippings on French domestic affairs, 1964-1965. Holograph; 148 pages

 

Notes and clippings on French national defense, 1964-1965. Holograph; 195 pages

 

Notes and clippings on repatriation, amnesty, arrests, trials, and other subjects affecting French Algerians, and in particular former members of the O.A.S., 1964-1965. Holograph; 79 pages

 

Notes and documents on Barricades Week and the subsequent trial of the participants, January-November 1960. Handwritten notes and official summonses to appear as a witness

Box 12

Trois Batailles d'Alger, 1972

 

Outlines, notes, and chapter drafts. Typewritten

 

Publisher's layout sheets of documents, photos and maps uses as illustrations

 

Miscellaneous

 

Notes, documents, and ephemera

 

Printed matter

 

Algerie developpement 1959. Booklet printed for foreign distribution by the Delegation Generale du Gouvernement en Algerie

 

Algerie Medicale, special issue, 1957. Medical journal containing articles on the problems of criminality and terrorism in Algeria

 

Algerie-Sahara: Guide touristique, commercial, industriel, 1959. Guidebook; contains full-page photo of Godard

 

Apercu sur l'Algerie, undated. Booklet distributed to military recruits from Metropolitan France assigned to Algeria.

 

Connaissance de l'Algerie. Guidebook distributed by the Service Psychologique of the 10th Region Militaire.

 

Guide Michelin: Algeria-Sahara, 1956. Guidebook

Box 13

Indicateur d'Alge r, 1964. Guidebook and map

 

L'Indispensable, 1959-1960. Guidebook; contains full-page photo of Godard

 

Kabaili. Le Grande Kabylie et ses problemes, 1959

 

Pourquoi nous combattons, c. 1963. Booklet published by the Conseil National de la Revolution

 

15 mois d'action en Algerie, c. 1956. Booklet published by the Gouvernement General de l'Algerie

 

Soualah, Mohammed. Manuel Franco-Arabe a l'usage de militaires de l'Afrique du Nord. 4th edition. Algiers, 1953

 

Tableaux de l'economie algerienne. Booklet published by the Statistique Generale de l'Algerie, 1958

 

U.A.P. (Union Africaine de Presse), special issue, February 23, 1961. Photocopy of bulletin concerning Franco-Algerian negotiations, 1956-1958

 

OVERSIZE MATERIAL

On shelf

One item listed under appropriate heading in container list and shelved at end of collection.

See Box 4.

 

AUDIO-VISUAL

Additional Note

See photo file card index